Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holidays... time for scrapbooking (or packing)

So, now the madness of Christmas is over... We are packing up our house again to move to our more permanent home. Feels great after moving around rentals for 6 years!

In between packing boxes in the impossible QLD humidity, I have been trying to catch up with some scrapbooking.

Here is a page that I created for the Stuck?! blog mid-December sketch challenge. It is of Tobey on the morning of "talk like a pirate" day at school.

He's pretty cute huh? I like that I am getting back into my scrappy groove now. It's taken about 6 months!

I'm packing up my scrappy supplies soon and I am sure I will find some unwanted goodies. I might see how many people I can get to come out of lurk-dom and say hello.

Until then, enjoy the holidays!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Daily pages

Some December Daily pages from my album. The first two pictures are a mini collage that I made with some coin sleeves, I cut them down to size, added a patterned paper border, punched holes for the album rings and inserted all kinds of Christmas trinkets. It was so much fun!

 The next few are of the inside pages, A mix of different page styles with the Simple stories 6x8 album sleeves. These are so versatile and I think I might even start on a Project Life type album next year.

For this page I added some patterned paper to a card one of the kids received in the mail and punched holes to add to the binding of the album. A great way to include any ephemera.

I got the kids to write out their wishlists to fit in a 6x4 sleeve below a photo of them this year.


 Christmas Wishlists in detail :) Note Lilly asks for Scrapbooking stuff (just like mum)...

I love the Christmas tree Tobey drew on his list!

My Pinterest board at the beginning of December...

The cover again, in better light, and a close up!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DT Call

Since being away from scrapbooking last year, I have missed the feeling of reward from sharing my creations in the form of a Design Team member of a scrapbooking store. I love having to think outside the square and create projects to inspire others to create.

So after thinking it through, I decided I might try for at this Design Team call at Scrapfriends: here.

Wish me luck!

With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I am in the midst of again m moving house. Hopefully this will be the last move of ours for some time.

Instead of packing  I have been making some progress with December Daily:

I love how the cover turned out!

I will share some of the pages tomorrow.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Etzcetera Issue 8 Out now!

Have you gotten yours yet? Issue 8 of the Etzcetera magazine, full of Christmas and summery ideas.

Kim and the Etzcetera team have been working hard on this issue to bring you loads of inspiration and fun things to read. Below is a glimpse of what Issue 8 has to offer. I have had a quick look through and it is amazing. I can't wait to get a minute to myself and a hot cup of tea so I can read it cover to cover!

If you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, perhaps the Jingle Bells 2012 online class is for you. Packed with craft ideas, gifts and tasty treats, the class will give you tons of inspiration to make those Christmas goodies.

I had so much fun contributing to this class. Go and check out the awesome projects from Kim, Janelle, Sheree, Lisa, Mardi Yvette and myself. You won't be dissapointed!